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Bentley Davis

Hi, I’m Bentley Davis

My mission is to enable more satisfaction for more people.

I'm pursuing that mission by experimenting with ways to improve group decisions and reducing polarization. My current experiment is Reasonpedia. A resource where you can explore the reasons behind popular and useful arguments and help us find holes in them.

I make a living by helping you think visually to work brilliantly at Refractive Strategy.

I have been creating software for over 30 years, managing teams for over 20 years, and mentoring startups for over 5 years. I was chief technology officer of a successful startup exit in genetics.

I live near Dallas, Texas which is located in the indigenous territories of the Jumanos, Wichita, Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Tawakoni

Things I am working on now-ish:

as of Jan 25, 2023

  • Power Pack: a Miro plugin that adds a ecclectic set of super powers
  • 🟈 Evidence Explorers: eplainer videos that explore the evidence behind claims you may have heard
  • Elder Checklist: a web app to allow people to help people that have dementia by making daily tasks, reminder and track activities.


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Michelle Phillips

I’m new to software engineering and Bentley was a patient and resourceful mentor. My partner has worked with him previously and recommended that I work with him. I’m grateful that I did. We worked on a react with typescript project together where Bentley explained concepts I hadn’t learned yet and guided me in building out the project. He let me take the lead on the project and walked me through parts I was stuck on rather than building it out himself. I would 100% work on a project with him again and would recommend him to anyone who is looking to work with him.

Jason R. Lambert, Ph.D.

Bentley shared feedback and some ideas for our website that helped us think strategically about our user engagement. He also is one of the few consultants we have worked with that took the time to register as a user and interact with our website before our initial consultation. In my experience, that degree of interest, support, and commitment to understand us as a client is not common, but I believe it is what makes him a great listener and observer, resulting in his ability to share great advice.

Miguel Zavala

I've had the pleasure of having Bentley as my mentor in the Impact Ventures startup program. As my lead mentor Bentley provided guidance and support while going through the process of building my business. He provided clear and achievable goals that helped us get a solid foundation so that we could continue to grow at a steady pace.

Roderick Turner

Bentley was vital in helping TOPit onboard a new development team. Also, he gave insight on what metrics and objectives to measure for success in this business unit. We really appreciate that help. TOPit Team

Kusha Gharahi

Few people have the opportunity to report to a CTO/boss who is also a coach and mentor. Bentley is one of those unicorns I've had the pleasure of reporting to these past few years. I worked with Bentley from the inception of CancerGene Connect until we were acquired by Invitae (plus some). Not only did he help shape me into the developer I am today, but he provided lots of mentoring and guidance on my personal side projects outside of work. To quote him, "Yep, life is a team sport". Working with Bentley, every mistake was a learning opportunity. Any employee or company would be lucky to have Bentley call the shots.

Jama Terry Ball

Bentley Davis is a fearless innovator. In the years that we worked together, he consistently rose to the challenge of developing technology in an ever changing environment. He is not afraid to suggest options or express his opinion. He receives constructive feedback well, and learns to adapt quickly as the need arises, both as a leader and a colleague. For the "techie" that he truly is, his team members and colleagues, along with myself, have benefited from the "heart" in his leadership style.. He has an unflagging spirit and determination to see things through that will serve him well in any professional path he chooses. It would be both my pleasure and privilege to work with him again.

Michael Reed

I highly recommend Bentley Davis without reservation. Bentley was contracted to make upgrades to existing, proprietary software. He showed imagination and self-motivation to demonstrate how the system could be improved—without changing the original intent and overall function of the software. At every turn, he has gone above and beyond my expectations. Bentley works hard, honors his commitments in time and budget, and (most importantly) delivers. I got to know Bentley personally. I found him to be honest, open, and easy to communicate with.

Debby Kruzic

Bentley provided invaluable feedback with our startup. He took the time to learn about us first and came prepared with questions and suggestions for improvements. Very thoughtful feedback and organized. I look forward to working with him in the future.

Cheryl Robertson

I originally worked with Bentley prior to reporting to him and found that he was very easy to work with. As a manager, he always wants his employees to excel and grow. I worked for Bentley for over 2 years, he gives his employees the freedom to work alone but he always makes himself available to them if they need help. Bentley is always in a learning mode himself, which always puts his employees in a learning mode.


Myers-Briggs INTJ
Clifton Strengths Strategic, Futuristic, Relator, Learner, Ideation
Fascination Advantage Maverick Leader
Enneagram Reformer - type 1

Emergenetics: % of pop % of total
Analytical 72 31
Structural 45 19
Social 19 8
Conceptual 95 41
Expressiveness 45
Assertiveness 51
Flexibility 7

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